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Bethlehem, Pa., June 24, 2008—Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology and director of the Learning in Common Curriculum at Moravian College, was recently elected to serve as president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division Two of the American Psychological Association. Dunn, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, will serve as president-elect during 2009, and as president in 2010.
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology advances understanding of the discipline by promoting excellence in the teaching and learning of psychology. The Society provides resources and services, access to a collaborative community, and opportunities for professional development. The Society also strives to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning, advocate for the needs of teachers of psychology, foster partnerships across academic settings, and increase recognition of the value of the teaching profession. The Society’s membership is comprised of over 3000 teachers in high schools, two-year colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and graduate programs in the United States and abroad. Further information about the Society may be found at: www.teachpsych.org.
Recently Dunn was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board’s AP Examinations in Psychology.
Each year the AP Program, sponsored by the College Board, gives more than one million capable high school students an opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses and examinations and, based on their exam performance, to receive credit and/or advanced placement when they enter college.
Approximately 2.8 million examinations in 22 disciplines were evaluated by over 10,000 Readers from universities and high schools. Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world, these men and women are some of the best high school and college educators in the United States, Canada, and abroad.
The AP Reading is a unique forum in which academic dialogue between secondary school and college educators is fostered and strongly encouraged. “The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, executive director of the Advanced Placement Program at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Dr. Dunn.”
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.